January 26th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries

This page lists historical and other events on January 26th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.


1641 - Barcelona: The Battle of Montjuïc, French and Catalan troops defeat Felipe IV's Castilian army on Montjuïc in The Reapers' War.

1812 - Catalonia stops being parts of Spain when France decrees the existence of four departments: Boques de l'Ebre, Departament de Montserrat, Departament del Segre and Departament del Ter.

1888 - Barcelona: The opera Carmen premieres at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

1939 - Barcelona: The Francoist army occupies the city.

1995 - Illes Balears: The Government of the Balearic Islands declares Sa Dragonera a Parc Natural through decree 7/1995 of January 26th. Even today, the island is still uninhabited.

2005 - A period of cold and snow in Spain. One of the biggest snowstorms on Mallorca in the last century (similar to those of 1956 and 1985).

2007 - Compromís pel País Valencià is founded.


1806 - Olot, Province of Girona: Esteve Paluzie i Cantalozella, liberal paleographer, teacher and antiquarian.

1950 - Xirivella, l'Horta Oest: Juan Cotino Ferrer, Valencian businessman and politician, conseller of the Generalitat Valenciana in various Partido Popular governments.

1960 - París, France: Sergi Pàmies, Catalan writer.


1915 - Madrid, Espanya: Francisco Moliner Nicolás, Valencian doctor and politician (born 1851).

1971 - Sabadell: Lluís Mas i Gomis, Catalan textile and historian.

1979 - Barcelona: Martí Marcó i Bardella, Catalan political activist, member of Terra Lliure (born 1959).

1980 - València: Andrés Saborit Colomer, Spanish socialist leader.

2005 - Barcelona: Ricard Viladesau i Caner, Catalan musician (born 1918).

2011 - Albatera, Baix Segura: Manuel Berná García, Valencian composer and conductor (95 years).

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